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A Masterpost of My Favorite Books

These are my favorite books up to this moment - I’m positive there will be more to come and there are probably many that I’m forgetting. The links to purchase these titles are included.

Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coehlo
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Shrill by Lindy West
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R. Cross
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Every Day by David Levithan
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh
Bossypants by Tina Fey

If you end up reading any of these, please let me know what you thought!! :)

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“Are you looking for secrets? Is that what all this was about? Well, maybe I can help you. You want to know what the ultimate secret is? The secret of knowing who killed you.”

The Orchid’s Curse, Twin Peaks 2x05

Restoring eyesight through a bionic eye implant is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Ray Flynn, an 80-year-old man from the UK, is the latest patient to have his vision partially restored through a bionic eye implant. Flynn has dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a medical condition that prevents him from having central vision, meaning everything in the middle of his sight looks like a circular blur.

Surgeons in Manchester successfully implanted the Argus II, a bionic eye implant made by Second Sight, into Flynn allowing him to see the “outlines of people and objects very effectively” where he previously could not.

“I think this could be the beginning of a new era for patients with sight loss,” Paulo Stango, the surgeon who led the four-hour operation said.

Learn more about this historical advancement here.